I was thinking today about people who waste time.
I have been going through and entering some information that was written on paper into the computer. This is information from cancer patients. As I do it I see that many many of them have died. I see that the majority of people diagnosed with cancer are all around my age. It does not make me maudlin but it does remind me of how lucky I am.
I have also been watching people who are currently going through chemo via some support groups. Some of these people start chemo and stop living. They just stop and wait for treatment to be over. I am not talking about people who are too sick to go dancing. I am talking about people who curl up in a little ball and sleep and eat ice cream and just wait for the time to pass.
What if when the time has passed you discover that the treatment was for nothing? Think of all the people you could have been laughing with. Think of all the books you could have been reading, and television shows you could be watching. What about all the emails to old friends and new relatives you could have been writing? Now, I have to admit, sleep is AWESOME when you don’t feel good and if you are getting poison pumped into your body, get as much sleep as you can, but don’t use it to escape.
Alright, sorry for the little tirade. Go on about your day, your beautiful exquisite day that you will never get to have again.